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Friday, September 30, 2016

Thoughts on relief for atomic bomb survivors since Obama's visit to Hiroshima


Thoughts on relief for atomic bomb survivors since Obama's visit to Hiroshima


Attached is a Lancet article "Thoughts on relief for atomic bomb survivors since Obama's visit to Hiroshima" that proposes aid to Hiroshima/Nagasaki survivors for "...relief provided for atomic bomb sufferers has only been for health damage caused by the radiation from the atomic bomb and not for the health damage caused by the physical explosion of the bomb... every successful legal trial aimed at obtaining relief for survivors used health damage caused by radiation as the main justification. Therefore, damage due to radiation could be misunderstood as representing the entire damage caused by atomic bombs and this misunderstanding could be the cause of the excessive fear of radiation that started in Japan and spread across the globe."

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)31728-7/fulltext?elsca1=etoc

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